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Marian College scholarship

Marian College of Fond du Lac has awarded a $500 School of Education Divisional Scholarship to Beatrix Van Geffern of Sheboygan for the fall semester of 2007. Scholarships are renewable every year based on academic achievement

Marian College is a Catholic applied liberal arts college located in Fond du Lac that offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs at its main campus, and a variety of adult accelerated-degree programs in facilities throughout Wisconsin.

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IIM-A Confluence celebrates the India phenomenon

IIM-A Confluence celebrates the India phenomenon

The India phenomenon is happening fast. While economics changed the spectrum of the country post-liberalisation and boosted growth and competition, it was a change in Indian politics that changed Indian economics and thus led to what could be called the India phenomenon, the theme for this years Confluence, an annual international management summit at IIM-Ahmedabad.

Post-liberalisation we (the industry) thought well die but we still survived. Managers were empowered, entrepreneurships unleashed on the country and for the first time Indian managers started thinking strategically, Subodh Bhargava, VSNL chairman, said, speaking on the occasion.

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Teething troubles persist at IIT-Hyd

A week after its formal launch, IIT-Hyderabad is still grappling with basic issues. The new institute has no permanent faculty, no research laboratory and insufficient accommodation.

Though classes started on August 20, the process to recruit permanent faculty has not started yet. Moreover, filling up of the first batch of faculty positions will be completed in the next three months.
Faculty from IIT-Madras are teaching the 116 students who have joined the new institute. “The faculty travel back and forth, teaching at both IITs so that there will be no faculty shortage at the mentor institute.
Though this is inconvenient there is no other way as the recruitment could not be done before the academic year,” a source said. Some faculty members said that due to the Union government’s insistence that the six new IITs should start from 2008, many things including recruitment of faculty and setting up of permanent campus could not be done.

The notification for vacant faculty posts is likely to be issued in a week’s time. The first group is likely to take charge by October end.

Even lodging facilities on the campus are not sufficient; many faculty are staying in private accommodation near the campus. Besides, the student hostels for the second year students are yet to be identified and the maintenance work has to start before December 2008. The campus is not ready for academic activities also with research laboratories to be set up soon. For a research laboratory or industrial infrastructure complex, IIT-Hyderabad authorities have requested the state government to allot another building as there is no suitable building in the Ordnance Factory.

When contacted, coordinator for IIT-Hyderabad and co-chair of IITMadras , C V R Murthy, said work is going on as per the schedule. “Every IIT has begun on a temporary campus with shortcomings. Many things are in process with applications being forwarded to the central government and defence ministry. It is only a matter of time before the IIT becomes a fullfledged institute,” Murthy said.

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No CET for those taking PU supplementary

Times of India


Students writing the second-year pre-university supplementary examination will not be allowed for CET 2005 admissions.

Beginning this year, the government has decided against admitting students who have written the qualifying examinations as supplementary for both state syllabus and CBSE/ICSE syllabus from seeking admissions for professional college.

We have removed the clause this year because we found the rank list had to be altered if a student who wrote his supplementary scored higher than the one who has written his March examination, sources said.

It is only this year that the department of pre-university education introduced the concept of holding the supplementary examination in July itself instead of October.

This is done to prevent students who wish to pursue their degree courses from losing one academic year.

As for CET is concerned,we cannot entertain them, sources said. Delay may lead to confusion: Any delay in declaring the CBSE/ICSE results is bound to upset the CET 2005 schedule.

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IBSAT Introduction

IBSAT stands for ICFAI business school aptitude test is an examination conducted for the students who want to pursue two year full time MBA Program from ICFAI university. ICFAI also conducts exam for the working professionals for admission under 1 yr residential executive post graduation. The exam is basically conducted to enable the working lot of people to brighten their career prospects.

Weightages of IBSAT
IBSAT – 25%
Past Academic Record – 25%
Micro presentation – 25%
Interview – 20%
General Knowledge Test – 10%
X Class Marks – 7%
XII Class Marks – 7%
Degree Marks – 6%
General Essay (in English) – 5%

Eligibility criteria of IBSAT

The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with atleast 50% marks in the qualifying examinations.

The candidates in the final year of their degree program can also apply but they will have to submit an application attested from the head of the institution that the student will complete the degree before 30-04-09 and has received atleast 50& marks in the examinations.

For admission to the executive PG courses the candidate must have atleast 50% marks in the degree examination and must have atleast 3 yrs of experience at an executive level. The further requirement is that the age of the candidate should not be more than 25 years as on May 01, 2009.

Important dates of IBSAT
20-11-08 – deadline for receipt of IBSAT application form.
25-11-08 – softcopies of admit cards will be available online at
21-12-08 – IBSAT test date and the timings will be from 9:30am to12:00 noon.
07-02-09 to 22-02-09 – interview and admission dates.

Examination pattern of IBSAT

First 2 hours — quantitative techniques, data adequacy, vocabulary, reading comprehension, data interpretation and analytical reasoning

Next 30 minutes – general essay writing where the candidates are required to write an essay on given topic in less than 400 words.

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PAF has introduced six new short-term certificate programmes in their Delhi campus

Fashion Courses
Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF) has introduced six new short-term certificate programmes in their Delhi campus. The duration of these short-term courses is 24 weeks and curriculum will commence on August 20, 2007. This year the academy will offer six short-term certificate programmes in the areas of apparel merchandising, graphic design, creative textile design, foundation marketfng and promotion, clothing foundation in basic and intermediate both. The highlight is that these programmes are available in both basic and advanced form, which students can opt according to their educational background. The last date for registration of forms is August 17. The total fee for every course is Rs 36,000.

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Idaho Distance Education Academy opens enrollment for

The Idaho Distance Education Academy (I-DEA), a statewide public charter school that offers research- based curriculum and professional guidance to home educators, has opened enrollment for the 2008-09 school year for grades K-12 and will be holding a series of informational meetings in May and June.

I-DEA is aimed at parents who prefer their children be educated in a home setting , but want the guidance of a certified teacher, curricular choice and online resources. The school has increased its enrollment cap and has space for an additional 350 students statewide,

“I-DEA’s model brings the full range of public school resources to parents that choose to educate their children at home,” said Laurie Wolfe, Curriculum Director for I-DEA. “Our model makes parents full partners in the education of their children, allowing them to customize instruction for the children and yet meet the state-adopted benchmarks.”

I-DEA is one of four statewide charter schools in Idaho and is a home-grown institution. Many I-DEA families left traditional schools because the schools felt too impersonal and did not provide the level of support they needed. I-DEA staff pride themselves on giving parents and students personalized contact and face-to-face support.

I-DEA also represents the advancements in public education that have taken place over the past 15 years. Charter schools, standards- based education, open enrollment, Internet instruction, customized instruction, dual enrollment in colleges and other practices have brought public education a long way from the traditional neighborhood school model.

The Story of I-DEA

I-DEA is unique among statewide charter schools because it offers a choice of curriculum and individualized instruction where certified teacher and parents work as partners. I-DEA is also unique in that it is chartered under a local school district (Whitepine School District in Deary, in northern Idaho). The other three schools are chartered under the Idaho Board of Education’s statewide charter school commission.

I-DEA got its start around six years ago, when Whitepine superintendent Daryl Bertelsen noticed there were a lot of parents in his district who taught at home and he wanted to bring public school services to them. Bertelsen consulted with colleagues in the Galena school district in Alaska, which, due to its scattered population, pioneered programs to bring public school services to parents who teach at home. These included giving parents a choice of curricula, using certified teachers to assist the parents, regular testing, setting up regional resource centers/libraries and using the Internet to keep tabs on progress and increase access to materials.

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Four scholarships are being offered for PhD registered scholars

DAAD fellowships
Four scholarships are being offered for PhD registered scholars to enable scholars registered for a PhD at universities or research institutes in India, to collect material in Germany for the completion of their doctoral thesis.The duration of fellowship is two to six months.The two to six month fellowship period should be planned to fit in the calendar year for which applied, and should preferably not extend into the next year. Fellowship benefits include monthly stipend, health insurance and airfare, travel lump sum.

Requirements: Candidates must not be older than 32 years at the time of inception of the fellowship period. Candidates must be registered for their PhD with a university or research institute of university standard in India. MPhil candidates of German Studies may also apply for these fellowships. Candidates research must be at an advanced stage at the time of application. Also, they must have a placement letter from a German professor for the duration of intended stay, to carry out the proposed research under his/her supervision. All areas of research are eligible.

To apply: These fellowships are announced once a year by the New Delhi office of the DAAD, 72 Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110 003, India, The announcement of the fellowships is made in July/August. Applicants must use the online application form. Applicants are advised to print out the online application guidelines, which provided a line-by-line explanation on how to fill out the online application form, before actually starting to fill in the form. Further details on home/1-4.pdf

Submission: October 1, each year.

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UNCA offers distance learning courses

UNC Asheville will host two distance learning courses designed for lateral entry teachers beginning in January. The three-credit hour courses, Methods and Materials of Teaching in the 6-12 Classroom for Lateral Entry Teachers and Educational Psychology for Lateral Entry Teachers, will be offered via teleconference and the Internet. Teleconference locations will be on the campuses of UNC Asheville, Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, McDowell Technical Community College in Marion and Murphy High Schools Cyber Campus.

Educational Psychology for Lateral Entry Teachers will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 22 to Mar. 4. Methods and Materials of Teaching in the 6-12 Classroom for Lateral Entry Teachers classes will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Mar. 18 to May 6.

Tuition is $253.02 plus a $20 non-refundable application fee. Students enrolled in both classes must have a computer with Microsoft Word and Internet access. For more information or to register, call 232-5122 or

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A record number of current and prospective investment professionals from India are taking the CFA exam

CFA programme grows
A record number of current and prospective investment professionals from India are taking the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam. Indian registrations for the CFA Program are up 129 percent to 10,500 for FY2006 to FY2007. This clearly demonstrates the growing demand and recognition for accredited investment professionals in India and around the globe. Asia Pacific candidate registrations were up 33 percent, with India seeing the biggest jump. CFA Institute expects to have a record 100,000 members globally by December 2007, up from 87,600 in December 2006. Currently, CFA Institute has more than 90,900 members in 134 countries.

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Made In China, A Medical Nightmare For Students

Made in China may not raise eyebrows any more, but a batch of 49 Indian students who landed in Xingxian University in Henan in pursuit of a cheap MBBS found themselves in the middle of an unenviable mess.

The promised English speaking faculty was conspicuous by its absence and the entire lot had only one teacher for biochemistry.

The students repeated complaints to the University along with nine Nepalese who were similarly conned fell on deaf ears.

They were asked to contact Sunil Sharma, an agent who sent students to China. Not surprisingly, by then the agent could not be contacted. Hoping for succour, the students then wrote to the Indian embassy in Beijing.

A copy of their complaint outlines the lack of faculty and a near total absence of facilities. In the past three years, the number of such universities has gone from one to 23.

Fifteen universities have entered the market this year itself. There are 350 students at Hebei University. Xingxian too has almost the same number. Though there are no official figures, there may be almost a thousand students there (in China), said an agent.

Welcome to a nightmare called a Chinese MBBS. Following an amendment to the Medical Council of India Act in 2002 which recognises qualifications set out by the government of the country where the institution is situated, enterprising agents in India and Nepal hit upon a get-rich-quick formula. They enter into a contract with interested universities which provide them the information about the schools. Teachers, websites and even brochures are all managed by these agents. There are no ads in the papers for these faculties. Most of them are people who havent been able to clear the MCI screening test after an MBBS from Russia, said an educational consultant.

Like cheap Chinese electronic goods, the USP here is also the cost. As opposed to private universities in India which may charge as much as Rs 20 lakh, an MBBS in China comes for between Rs 4 lakh-Rs 15 lakh.

The agent pockets Rs 1 lakh as commission and the remaining amount is shared between the university and the agents. Other than not providing the requisite infrastructure, what these agents conveniently gloss over is that at most of these universities traditional Chinese medicine constitutes a major chunk of the syllabus.

Traditional Chinese medicine has no application in India. After we realised this, we have just done away with that in brochures, said another agent.

While agents advertise these universities as WHO recognised, the organisation makes it clear that it has no authority to grant any form of such recognition and merely collates information from various governments. Language can be another hurdle as within three years time, students are required to take the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) language test and the script can be more than challenging.

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Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications Due March 1 at UW

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications Due March 1 at UW

The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The scholarships are for the 2007 Summer Session and the 2007-2008 academic year.

The deadline to submit applications is March 1. All application packets must be complete at the time of submission to the university. Previous recipients are required to re-apply for continued support.

Northern Arapaho Endowment scholarships cover tuition and mandatory fees, a book allowance, a subsistence allowance, and for those with legal dependents, a dependents allowance. Traditionally, five or more awards are given each year.

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Government of Mexico offers four scholarships for Indian nationals for the year

Mexican Government Scholarship-2008
The government of Mexico offers four scholarships for Indian nationals for the year 2008 for studies at a Mexican University or any institution of higher education, postgraduate and PhD, in Mexico in the subject fields electronics and communication, architecture, psychology, economics, management studies, biotechnology, environment science, history and geography. Scholarship would include enrollment fees and tuition, monthly stipend for living expenses, full coverage medical insurance from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), effective as of the third month of the scholarship, as long as scholarship recipients comply with the delivery of the documentation requested in due time and form in order to processed with their admission to the IMSS system. At the beginning of the scholarship, transportation from Mexico City to the city of the academic institution where the recipient is to study, and transportation from there back to Mexico City upon termination of the scholarship. International airfare from India to Mexico would be borne by the candidate. The return airfare would be borne by the Mexico Government.

Requirements: Since, the medium of instruction would be Spanish Language, it would be mandatory for all applicants to speak Spanish at the time of submitting their applications. Age below 26 years for Masters and below 30 years for PhD as on September 17, 2007. Bachelors degree or equivalent with minimum 65% marks in relevant subject for postgraduate studies. The candidate should have post-graduate degree with minimum 65% marks in relevant subject for PhD.

To apply: Applications can also be submitted online at

Submission: September 17,2007.

State To Showcase IT Education Plan

The Rajasthan Government will showcase its Rs. 218-crore Information Technology education plan at a meeting of the Jordan Education Initiative in Jordan on May 17 and 18 to attract the attention of the global IT giants to the State. The platform will be used to put the ambitious project for strengthening of school education before the world community.

More than 2,000 schools in the State are proposed to be equipped with modern facilities through the extension of IT, as part of which computer labs will be established, courses introduced and teachers provided with training. The second part of the venture envisages linking of schools with the proposed Knowledge Corridor project along the JaipurDelhi national highway.

The Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje, had evinced a keen interest in the public-private partnership model of the Jordan Education Initiative at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and promised to extend full support if the similar model was introduced in Rajasthan. The initiative aims at improving the education scenario through innovation, reforms, capacity building and catalysing industry.

The Education Minister, Ghanshyam Tiwari, and the Principal Secretary, Education, C.K. Mathew, will represent Rajasthan in the meeting with their concrete proposals for implementation of the IT education plan.

According to the official sources here, the first part of the project includes 753 girls` secondary and senior secondary schools which are proposed to be modernised by the extension of IT. An expenditure of Rs. 67 crores is likely to be incurred on this segment of the project.

The second proposal is regarding the upgradation of schools functioning along the Jaipur-Delhi highway by linking them with the Knowledge Corridor project. It is expected to develop an employment-oriented outlook among the students and associate them with the reputed companies involved in the Knowledge Corridor project. The sources said as many as 1,500 schools in Jaipur and Alwar districts were likely to benefit from the scheme to be implemented at a cost of Rs. 151 crores.

The presentation to be made by the State in Jordan will include the issues such as the present status of education facilities, number of students, concrete steps to improve the quality of education and forthcoming schemes in the education sector.

The State is likely to get associated with the world level IT education if the proposals get a nod of approval in the global platform. The presentation would also prove to be a milestone in strengthening education system if the leaders from the IT and telecom industry agree to join hands with the State Government for implementation of the proposed plan.

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CIIS to offer global job oriented courses

CIIS to offer global job oriented courses

Canadian Institute of International Studies (CIIS) is on all India promotional tour is offering courses in various fields. With thorough discussion on the variety of courses available in current scenario and the array of seminars organized under the aegis of experts, students are expected to get benefit out of it.

According to Manager Marketing Amit Sood the thrust of the sessions is the direct interface of students with the opportunities available globally. During the seminar proceedings various courses available at CllS were discussed.

Sood while giving more details about the institute , he said that Canadian Institute for International Studies (CIIS) Mohali- Chandigarh, as a unique Institution engaged in imparting World-Class International Education to the Students right here in India.

It is now a flourishing Institution, with over 600 studying in Mechanical Engineering Technology- Automobile Manufacturing, Automotive Marketing Programs, Computer Sciences and Nursing while accumulating credits towards graduation.

He said that CllS is also a CISCO certified academy and a part time certificate course in networking technology gearing the students for CCNA certification is being run under the same.

The courses presently being offered at CllS are, Computer Programmer Analyst (Georgian College 3 year Diploma), Business Administration – Automotive Marketing (Georgian College 3 year Diploma), Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automotive Manufacturing (Georgian College 3 year Diploma), Bachelor of Nursing for Registered Nurses He further said that CIIS is bridging the gap between the industry and professional training and believes in imparting value education. A counseling session .was also held to help students to find the areas of interest during the seminar and apart from Automotive engineering a career in fashion designing remained to be hot topic thronged with the queries about latest induction of fashion related courses He said adding that a collaboration with Fanshawe College, Canada experts also highlighted the future prospects of the field and discussed its impact all over the world.

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IIT-Kharagpur top technology college in India: survey

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, in West Bengal is the top technology and engineering college of the country, edging out IIT-Madras which held the position last year, a survey said on Tuesday.

According to the survey by Data Quest, a technology magazine in India, and International Data Corporation (IDC), a US-headquartered research firm, the seven IITs have bagged the top seven positions. IIT-Kharagpur climbed two places to the first slot.

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, has stormed into the top 10 list for the first time.

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LSR College launches a new course

The womens bastion that is Lady Shri Ram College is all set to make an exception. For the first time in its 50 years, men first time in its 50 years, men may enter its corridor, as students of conflict Transformation and peace building, nevertheless.

The course, a two year postgraduate diploma programme, is set to start from the 2005-06 academic year. The college has already received grant of Rs 22 lakh form university Grants Commission (UGC) for the course, under the commissions Innovative Programmes for teaching and research in emerging and Inter- Disciplinary Areas scheme.

LSR is among less than 20 colleges across the country to be chosen form among 600 applicants who had approached UGC with proposals for new Programmes.

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Indiatimes Foraysjnto Education

While preparing for competitive exams, it’s crucial to get real time assessment on practice tests,, the country’s leading internet portal, is now providing online testing services, under its knowledge brand – Indiatimes Mindscape Test Centre.

This service allows students to take a number of practice tests for competitive exams like IIT JEE, CBSE PMT, BITSAT and AIEEE at a very’ nominal cost. On taking each test, a real time assessment and analysis is provided to the student. The service will very shortly be extended to various other competitive exams, including CAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL and even class X and XII boards.

BITSAT is the only engineering examination in India that is conducted online and Indiatimes is providing 10 full length practice tests covering all parts of the actual tests like physics, logical reasoning, mathematics, English proficiency, and chemistry at a cost of just Rs 999. Indiatimes has strategically tied up with All India Education Testing Services (AIETS),the only organisation in India dedicated to testing, while its technology partners are Brick Red.

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University of Kerala

IDE: The assignment of the first year MA Malayalam course at the Institute of Distance Education (IDE) should be submitted at the institute on June 10.

M.Sc. mathematics: The viva of the fourth semester (CSS) M.Sc. mathematics examinations will held from 10 a.m. on June 22 at the Department of Mathematics.

M.Phil. mathematics: The entrance examination for admission to the M.Phil. programme at the Department of Mathematics (2007-08) will be held at 10 a.m. on June 12 at the Department of Mathematics.

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Great Lakes Institute Of Management – Chennai LATTITUDE

L’Attitude 13o 05′, the annual B fest at Great Lakes, this year synthesizes the best of the East and the West which is reflected in the motto “Global mindsets, Indian roots”. This year the event draws inspiration from Ancient India. By establishing oneself in the earnestness of noble pursuits, it is possible to transcend the temporal self, limited by desires, fears, memories and mental constructs, and gain blissful immersion in pure consciousness. The act of acquiring this state is both a sublime art and an exact science.

The Events:
The showcase event in the fest is the Business Plan contest that will witness some of the brightest minds across the country competing for the grand prize money worth 2.5 lakhs. The fest has a host of other events focusing on Marketing , Strategy besides a Business Quiz

Important dates
Date: 20th December 2008
Time: 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.

Great Lakes institute of Management, Chennai

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